Community Programs

Written by Jackie Cozzi, Director of Communication and Professional Development, Rockford Area REALTORS®

The Rockford Area REALTORS® Young Professional Network (YPN) has made a commitment for the past two years to take on a community beautification project that would benefit the citizens of Rockford.

Last year, the YPN made streetscaping improvements, including planning of...

NAR has initiated an effort to encourage the planning and development of more walkable communities where residents can walk, bike and take public transit to destinations.   Walkable communities reflect the basics of Placemaking in that they create places where people want to live and visit.   They give communities a “sense of place.”  Listen to our...

The National Association of REALTORS® encourages our state and local REALTOR® Associations to partner with others to make their communities better places to live.   Our Placemaking Micro-grant is available to our REALTOR® Associations to help fund local Placemaking projects.  Since the launch of the grant in 2014, we have approved over $530,000 in funding for over 250 community placemaking...

Written by Helen Miernicki, REALTOR®, Schuylkill County Board of REALTORS®

Lincoln Park is located in the borough of Frackville in Schuylkill County, PA.  It had fallen into a state of disrepair. The fencing was falling apart, wood on the site was disintegrating and the sliding board was damaged by a car running into it. In short, the park was an eyesore. The Schuylkill County Board of...

We get a variety of Placemaking Micro-grant applications from our REALTOR® Associations to build playgrounds in their communities.   Additional funding is usually always needed.    I just came across another grant available from KaBOOM!  to support the creation of playgrounds so that children, and their families, have a safe place to gather and play.

There is also a...

Written by Terri Marshall, Executive Director, Housing Opportunity Foundation, Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association

“To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow.”   Audrey Hepburn, Actress

Everyone needs to hold a belief that tomorrow brings promise and hope.  That was the case when the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association and its charitable arm, the Housing Opportunity...

I love parklets where you create places for people, not cars.   Parking spaces make perfect locations for people spots where they can sit, relax, read, check email, have a coffee, meet a friend and even play and have fun as you'll see below.

There are several other posts on parklets on the Spaces to Places blog and I invite you to read them to get more details on what they are...

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